"Lady in Spain" as written by and Ingrid Michaelson....
I am a lady in Spain
I'll sing a haunting refrain
I am a lady from Mars
And I can unscrew the stars
I can be anything that I see
I can be anything that I, anything that I see

I am in love with a boy
Manufactured to destroy
So I shall unravel my love
Like an old red woolen glove

I can do anything I want to
I can do anything I want, anything my heart tells me to do
Tells me to do
Tells me to do

I can be anything that I see
I can do anything I want to

I can do anything I want to
I can be anything that I, anything that I see


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"Lady in Spain" as written by Ingrid Michaelson

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    General CommentI love this song so much. I think it's obviously about someone knowing that they can follow their dreams and do whatever they want to do.

    If you listen to her intro of this song on YouTube, she talks about her being a fairy who comes into a little girl's room and sings this song to her, so you can kind of get a more clear picture of what she might have been feeling when she wrote this. Maybe she wrote it for all the little girls in the world who don't know if they can hold onto their dreams and overcome gender obstacles. They should hold onto their innocence and faith.
    WittyWitchon June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI posted this as a reply, but it was supposed to be a comment... still not used to the new layout (;

    I saw Ingrid live last night (she was AMAZING and hilarious and adorable and charismatic and better than I could've imagined, but that's not the point of this post)

    ANYWAY, before this song she said to imagine being a little girl who can't sleep because she doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up, and she's worried she won't become anything good... basically she's stressing out, and then a fairy flies in, closes the girls eyes and as the girl sleeps she hears these words...

    Similar to what WittyWitch said, and I haven't seen the YouTube video, but just thought I'd put in my two cents (:
    catoon November 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthey guys
    i'd like to know what do u think about the phrase "And I am in love with a boy
    Manufacture to destroy"

    is that something bad?

    i think it's like she's in love with a boy, and she wants "to destroy the 'pattern'" or maybe she's angry with him so she wants to see him destroyed

    i don't know what do u think?

    thanks
    vrtveroniqueon April 27, 2009   Link

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